Daily business briefing: Home prices still rising, but slower

May 6, 2014 

The recent rise in U.S. home prices has slowed. New data indicates prices rose 11.1 percent in March compared with March 2013, but that was down from the 12.2 percent year-over-year increase recorded in February. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Boeing Co. is providing more F/A-18 fighter jets and EA-18G Growler electronic attack planes for the military. The St. Louis Business Journal reports the aircraft manufacturer has reached a new multi-billion dollar contract with the U.S. Navy. Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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General Motors is recalling more than 56,000 Saturn Aura midsize cars because of a potentially faulty automatic transmission. Shift cables in the 2007 and 2008 models with four-speed transmissions could possibly fracture. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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The U.S. trade deficit dropped by 3.6 percent in March as exports rebounded to the second highest level on record. The gains were led by sales of aircraft, autos and farm goods. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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